This chapbook is our first publication at Liquid Light Press, and we feel it embodies our mission and speaks to the heart. This is the fifth poetry book from the international award winning poet and multimedia artist, M. D. Friedman, and contains pieces both poignant and personal. Leaning Toward Whole speaks to both the universal and the everyday, both the moment and the millennium.
*Enhanced multimedia e-book in epub containing 2 experimental poetry videos, live audio recordings & text for iPads only. Buy from iTunes for $9.99.
*Enhanced multimedia bonus e-book in pdf containing 2 experimental poetry videos, live audio recordings, the exclusive, full 32 minute Mad Dog & Headman studio track** & text for computers only. Buy from Lulu for $9.99.
*Enhanced multimedia e-book in epub containing 1 experimental poetry video, live audio recordings & text for iPads & iPhones only. Buy from iTunes for $6.99.
Text only e-book for the all other readers. Buy from Lulu or iTunes for $4.99 in pdf or epub formats.
* All enhanced multimedia editions include the full text of the original perfect bound chapbook plus authentic live audio recordings for most of the poems in M. D. Friedman's Leaning Toward Whole manuscript. These recordings (complete with the occasional hiss of the espresso machine) were provided courtesy of the Poets' Co-op TV Show and were recorded at the Liquid Light Press Book Launch Party at Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Café in Boulder, Colorado, on June 8, 2011. The poem"Never Ask a Poet Directions" is included in some versions of this enhanced e-book as text, audio and as an experimental video. In addition, all these special interactive e-books include an animated, two-voice video version of the poem, "Know Where to Go Crazy." The separate video file for just this digital poem is also available on I-Tunes.
What others are saying about Leaning Toward Whole:
"What powerful elements combine at the opening of "Bedside Manner": a simple title, a crucial human situation, and a startling opening line. The poem then captures a dying mother's fear, a grown child's memory of a key connection in the past, and a satisfying image of linked generations. But the poem does not rest there: the final line holds the combination of beauty and terror that lies at the heart of poetry."
~ Veronica Patterson (poet) on the poem, "Bedside Manner"
"It is a wonderful, meditative poem that balances elegantly, and it speaks very clearly of those realms we inhabit that are so hard to speak of to other people who are not poets."
~ Jared Smith (poet)
on the poem, "Never Ask a Poet Directions"
A new experimental electronica jam version of "The Great Clock"
Spoken word with improvised soundtrack, "Crossing the Bridge" features M. D. Friedman's poem, "The Great Clock" as published in his chapbook, Leaning Toward Whole.
These are Tracks 2 & 3 off of Mad Dog & Headman's Walking on the Sky Album released in May of 2013 featuring: Mad Dog Friedman on aleatory Theremin & Spoken Word and Stephen Hartman on NS/Stick with MIDI, Bass Pedals & Keyboards.
Stephen is pure genius and a true in the moment, astral plane pirate. He had never heard the poem before, but somehow was able to anticipate exactly where it would go!
The single 32 minute CD quality mp3 version of this incredible, spontaneous performance is available for download only as a special bonus track in the *enhanced multimedia PDF e-book edition of Leaning Toward Whole at our Lulu Book Store.
Here are some videos of M. D. Friedman reading from and talking about Leaning Toward Whole.(You may want to download the audio version of M. D. Friedman reading his poem,"The Lost River," from Leaning Toward Whole from the poet'sReverb Nation Web Site as well.)